PRIEST: United in the faith we have professed we turn to the Lord with all our needs.
READER: We pray for the Church throughout the world that Christian communities may
be seen as a place of welcome for people of every nation, ethnic difference and
tradition. We pray for our own community. Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for all who are suffering and displaced through the effects of rising sea levels
and extreme weather conditions. May they find a generous welcome from those with the
means to give real help. Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for Pope Francis and for all the young people. May the faith of each be
inspired and strengthened. We pray that this new generation may work for peace and
reconciliation amongst all nations and peoples. Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear
Let us pray for the victims of armed conflict who are struggling to rebuild their lives. Lord
hear us. Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for the world’s leaders and diplomats that they may truly care and work for
the good of their people. Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for all who are sick and for all who care for them that they may be given the
means and resources they need for healing. Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.
We pray for all Missionaries today, especially those working in dangerous and hostile
places. May their faith and courage be strengthened by our prayers. Lord hear us. Lord
graciously Hear us.
Let us ask Mary the Mother of the Lord to pray with us. Hail Mary …
In the silence of our hearts, let us pray for our own families and friends.
PRIEST: Almighty and everliving God, we give thanks for all the good gifts that you set
before us. Help us to use wisely all your gifts and be ready share with all who are in
need; we ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.